Tag Archives: Frugal

Making this year’s diary: do what you can with what you have

Even though I do lots of my planning online, including a share online appointments diary with Malcolm, I always love to have and use a paper diary for the year.  I use it for making lists (to do lists, lists … Continue reading

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2019 goals: use less water

To achieve a goal you have to make a start.  I made my start last week by reviewing our water bills.  It turns out that there’s a point to hoarding some of this stuff, particularly if it gives you as … Continue reading

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Moving it on

In the 43 years we’ve been together and especially the almost 28 years we’ve been in this house we’ve accumulated a lot of stuff.  Some of the stuff we love, some of the stuff we don’t love.  Some of the … Continue reading

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Do what you can with what you have: water

In this long hot dry spell, it feels like a good time to write about how we use water, and how we can use less of it.  Especially those of us who have gardens and plants in pots, and tender … Continue reading

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Five (good) things on Friday

I seem to have entered a new (and most welcome) phase of having more energy.  Maybe co-inciding with longer daylight hours.  Roll on the clocks changing later this month….  Here are this week’s Five:  Not applying to do a course. … Continue reading

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Five (good) things on Friday

Sorry, missed a week.  Because it was a very busy week.  With many good things. And here’s another busy week.  Also with many good things. (Best of intentions – Friday came and went; so did Saturday and Sunday, with thoughts … Continue reading

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It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day (and a new year), and I’m feeling good – except I’m not!

I wrote this a couple of weeks ago, in anticipation of posting on 1 January 2018.  Life and a bout of flu intervened – hence the ‘except I’m not!’ tagged on this morning.   So here we are in 2018. … Continue reading

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